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MIAMI — The United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is reporting an insightful mission to Miami and Fort Lauderdale earlier this month, including the territory’s participation at Seatrade Global 2016. Beverly Nicholson-Doty, the USVI’s tourism commissioner, reported strong interest in the Ports of the Virgin Islands from dozens of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 36-year-old Puerto Rican native pleaded guilty in federal court on St. Thomas to attempting to sell cocaine, federal authorities said on Tuesday. Jose Luis Ponce-Pagan made the guilty plea before U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez after admitting to trying to possess cocaine with the intent

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 37-year-old St. Thomas man was sentenced to 10 months in prison for attempting to smuggle four kilograms of marijuana into the territory, according to federal authorities. Kasimir Asim McClean was given that sentence and three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute about four

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Georgia woman and a St. Thomian were charged in federal court with attempting to smuggle hashish and marijuana into the territory, according to authorities. Daniell Sherre Combs, 31, of Atlanta and C’quan Celestine, 21, of St. Thomas, made their initial appearance on Saturday, March 26, 2016,

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CHRISTIANSTED — No new cases of Zika were confirmed this week, as reported in today’s Zika surveillance report, according to the V.I. Department of Health. The total confirmed Zika cases remain at 12 cases, 11 of which are on St. Croix and one on St. Thomas, the Health Department said

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By SIMONE FRANCIS/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS On March 23, 2016, the U.S. Virgin Islands joined the growing list of states, municipalities, and territories that have adjusted their minimum wage above the federal minimum wage, which has been set at $7.25 per hour since 2009. The minimum wage will

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Sunday, March 27, 2016 at roughly 1:45am, officers were dispatched by the 911 Emergency Call Center regarding a shooting incident that took place on Brookman Road. Upon arrival to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center, officers made contact with a black male who was being treated

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PEORIA, Ariz. — Derek Norris hit a two-run homer, doubled in two more and threw out a pair of runners trying to steal, leading the San Diego Padres to a 17-5 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday. Padres starter Andrew Cashner overcame a rocky first and went six innings,

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                       CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Wednesday, March 23, 2016 about 9:24 a.m., officers were dispatched by the 911 Emergency Call Center to a report of a shooting victim on the roadside leading towards the Bovoni Projects. Upon arrival to the scene,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Cruise ship passengers are purchasing liquor and cigarettes in foreign ports in excess of what is allowed by law leading to a significant loss of both local and federal revenue, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Wednesday. The Mapp Administration said that it has been investigating complaints from Virgin

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